Town of Ipswich, MA
Essex County
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[Adopted as Ch. XII, § 5, of the 1973 Bylaws]
[Amended 5-10-2016 ATM by Art. 14, approved 8-9-2016]
No person shall, without authorization, obstruct the free, open, and convenient use of any street or sidewalk by the public for travel, by occupying the same with goods, wares, merchandise, or other chattels; by using the same as a place of resort, amusement, recreation, or business; or by permitting a gate, door, blind, or shutter of any building under his/her control to swing open across any part thereof; or by allowing overgrowth from trees, vegetation or brush from property under his/her control, up to a height of seven feet above the sidewalk. (1937: c. XVIII, ss. 17, 18, 39, 40)
No person shall without authorization, throw, sweep, or place on any street, sidewalk, or public place, any ashes, earth, garbage, rubbish, litter, or any noxious or refuse liquid or solid substance, or any glass, nails, tacks, scrap metal, building materials, or similar articles. (1937: c. XVIII, ss. 38, 46)
No person, except Town employees duly authorized to do so, shall excavate, dig up, or otherwise open or occupy any portion of a street or public place, except in accordance with a permit therefor from the Select Board. (1937: c. XVIII, s. 45)
No horse or motor vehicle shall be allowed to be or stand on any sidewalk. (1937: c. XVIII, s. 19; amended 1973)
No person, unless authorized by law, shall use or operate on any sidewalk any bicycle or vehicle except a child's carriage propelled by hand, or a sidewalk bicycle or sidewalk tricycle. (1937: c. XVIII, s. 34)
No person shall permit any horse or other grazing animal to pasture, graze, or go at large on any street or public place. (1937: c. XVIII, s. 34)
[Added 10-17-1994 STM, approved by Attorney General 12-6-1994]
No person shall cause water to flow, be pumped, or otherwise transferred from his or her building or property into or onto any public way at such times or in such manner as to cause icing conditions on a public way. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, the discharge of water from a sump pump into a public way.